Dick Walsh

Dick Walsh

Richard Walsh (1878–1958), better known as Dick 'Drug' Walsh, was a famous Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Mooncoin and with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team in the early years of the 20th century. Walsh captained Kilkenny to three All-Ireland titles in 1907, 1909 and 1913.

Walsh's status as one of Kilkenny’s all-time greats is self-evident. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for ten years he won seven All-Ireland titles and seven Leinster titles. Walsh, together with Dick Doyle, Jack Rochford and Sim Walton, became the first player in the history of the championship to win seven All-Ireland hurling titles on the field of play. This record was later surpassed by Christy Ring and John Doyle. It was also surpassed more recently by Henry Shefflin who won 8 all irelands on the field of play in 2011.

Read more about Dick Walsh:  Biography, Post-playing Career, Teams

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